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After getting some computer issues straightened out, I can finally share my tag that showcases my YouTube video for Mixed Media Morsels, Dessert #5. In this video, I altered some clothing and product tags, creating tiny houses out of some of them. I really love them, so while I was crankin’ out little houses, I decided I wanted this month’s tag to be a house as well… a bird house, in fact!


Here’s how I did it: I wanted a “wooden” bird house, so I started by painting my tag with a mixture of brown and yellow acrylic paint, not caring if the tag was covered entirely. Surprisingly, leaving some areas white caused the brown painted tag to look like weathered wood!


My next step was to stamp the tag with a wood grain pattern.


I painted another piece of card stock for the roof, adhered it, and then I drew some lines with a brown Faber-Castell Pitt pen. I used a grey Pitt pen for the shadowing. The circle in the center was punched from brown card stock then shaded with the grey Pitt pen. The perch was punched with a regular hole punch and painted.


I used some painted book text and music papers, along with some dies, to cut out the leaves and my little bird. I adhered them with a glue stick and then shaded and highlighted them.


The words were handwritten on a scrap of tan card stock, then cut out and outlined with a brown Micron pen. I also added some tiny lines here and there to give them a bit of a worn, wooden look. Then I “nailed” them to the bird house.




To complete the tag, I added a reinforcement sticker to the hole and tied on a piece of jute. As you can see, my little tag book is coming right along.


Creating this tag was so much fun! I appreciate your stopping by and taking a look.

See ya next time,

P.S. If you’re looking for products I use and recommend, you can check out my Amazon shop here:  https://www.amazon.com/shop/cathand



6 thoughts on “Home Tweet Home

  1. Sandy Ward says:

    I so enjoy your art – it’s always so perfect and inventive and cheerful! Thank you. / Sandy

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Cat says:

      Thanks, Sandy! 😊


  2. Debby says:

    what a great way of doing a little artwork. Thanks for sharing. {:-Deb

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Cat says:

      Thanks, Deb! 😊


  3. Hi Deb. I really like it youbeautiful tag.


  4. Hi Deb. I really like it your
    beautiful tag.


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